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Auction drops $90K into Columbus coffers

Posted 10/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ninety pieces of unused equipment have made the city of Columbus $90,270.

 

 

Pleasant Hill church sanctuary to be torn down

Posted 10/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local church sanctuary will soon be coming down after it was condemned last month.

 

 

Hattiesburg Police: Two flamingos die after bungled fraternity prank

Posted 10/10/2014 in State

Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

 

 

Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars she was entitled to, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

 

 

Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee -- even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight. They're dead.

 

 

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.

 

 

Gay rights groups hail new Catholic tone

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.

 

Where's North Korea's Kim?

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday.

Columbus firefighter axed for marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday fired a firefighter because he married a family member of a fellow firefighter.

City approves rental increases for Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will now cost more money to hold an event at the Trotter Convention Center.

Councilmen amend event ordinance involving sale of alcohol

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each property owner that has not had an instance of violent crime at one of its events in the past five years is exempt from that requirement.

Firefighter transferred after marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council unanimously voted Tuesday to transfer a city firefighter to another department after he married the relative of a fellow firefighter.

Starkville City Hall downplays forecasted water rate hikes

Posted 10/9/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville administrators downplayed a department head's prediction of future water rate hikes by saying the forecast is premature before the city receives its Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit in early 2015.

Browning on Business: Columbus getting new cosmetic chain, mattress outlet

Posted 10/9/2014 in Business

Columbus officials confirmed plans for a 13,000 square foot commercial building to be built behind the Walgreens on Highway 45 North.

 

KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR's technology.

 

CLRA to interview 4 applicants for director

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen applicants have been whittled to four as the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority board looks to hire a new executive director.

Arrest report: 10-9-14

Posted 10/9/2014 in Area

 

Hosemann: Fewer than 900 crossover votes in June

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Fewer than 900 Mississippi voters might have cast a ballot in one party's primary June 3 and then improperly crossed over to vote in other party's runoff three weeks later.

 

Judge: Doctor unfit to stand trial

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

A judge on Wednesday ruled a Greenwood doctor unfit to stand trial for his alleged role in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill a local attorney.

 

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